Recently git cherry-pick saved my ass from a stupid revert. That's when I learned that it's ok to do multiple commits before pushing your code.

A brief tutorial about git cherry-pick on opensource.com -> opensource.com/article/21/4/ch

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@thumb I adamantly think that you should do many multiple small commits! Each should encompass a "change" and it's up to you on how big changes are but I think they should be smaller than a whole feature.

Slightly contradictory I think each change should be buildable but not as invested in that provided your final pushed commit is.

@lyndon Yeah, I arrived at the same conclusion. commit & push immediately to 'save' my changes stems from the way I learned git initially. Multiple small commits make it so much easier to manage my piece of work logically.

@thumb @lyndon While a lot of small commits are great for development and I encourage using them, I also recommend to do a proper rebasing of changes and write up the story behind the change in a large, atomic commit.

I called this "self-sufficent commits" and wrote a bit about it here:

shivering-isles.com/Self-suffi

The reason behind this is, that while small commits are good for development, future you, will thank yourself to know why you built things as you did.

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